Banks have come a long way since the earliest days. Today banks provide a wide range of services which were unthought-of a few decades, or even a few years back. Today, some of the core services provided by banks include: taking deposits and issuing checking and savings accounts; making loans; money transfers through wire or cashier checks; issuing credit, debit and ATM cards; storing valuables in safe boxes; utility bill servicing, etc.
Although, banks can traditionally be divided into commercial and investment banks, today, some of them provide both types of services. Some banks provide insurance, mortgage, accept bill payments for myriad services (telephone, electricity, etc). Many banks try to provide single-window facility – all banking services provided through a single counter. Automation has become more common nowadays to cater to the wide customer base and the equally wide range of services. Various forms of banking equipment and software solutions are used for better conduct of transactions. New and novel techniques of safeguarding are devised, more security drills are held, and more secure transaction instruments are made. With the coming of online banking the competitiveness has increased a lot more, and newer technologies and services are being offered. Banking and financial institutions are providing a very important service to our economy.
In this section of the webdirectory we provide you with a list of banking and financial institutions.